Jumat, 05 April 2013

Nail art March 2013: Part 1!

so, unfortunately I did it again! I have had a ton of tests and school work and nail art has not been up high on my priority list. I have done this challenge all throughout the month, but I am posting it now because I wanted to edit the photos all at once and I did them all in one day. It takes a bit longer to edit than you might think! Here is the first half of the challenge. The challenge was orginated by Californails, and I learned of it on Instagram, and decided to partake in this awesome challenge!

 The first part of this post will contain the next four days of this challenge: Stripes, Gradients, Color Block, and Luck. I did not do the sparkles day because I skipped for some reason! The Chevron look is in the post before this one!
 This stripes look was something unconventional I pulled from under my sleeve, with the base being NYC black lace cream, and the stripes NYC French White Tip.

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 I experimented with different lighing, due to me being home and not in my dorm.  I used the sunlight for these photos, which was a challenge, being that I have only used natural light for nail photos twice.
 This look was probably my favorite, you cannot see my gradient pink and purple, but I used French White Tip by NYC, Rich & Famous, and Purple Panic, both by China Glaze. The Purple did not show up in the photos, but it is there! :)

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 This color block design came out better than I thought it would. I used a small nail art brush to create the look, and I used Salsa, Happy-go-lucky, Flyin' High, and Grape Pop as the colors. I also used my trusty French White Tip by NYC. I think the only drawback I noticed is that the pattern was not all squares nor all rectangles!

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 This is a close up of China Glaze Angel Wings on top of Gemma by Zoya. I used three coats of Gemma, and two of Wings.

 I also put a top coat on, just to see if the look would intensify, and it did! I like the look both ways, they're just as gorgeous with or without the top coat.